From The Reporter's Notebook
With the leaders of Maine's Democratic-controlled House and Republican-controlled Senate rejecting Gov. LePage's attempts to veto legislation they say has already become law, the governor only had House Republicans on his side, as the House minority leader said he would still consider the bills as vetoed. However, the House speaker's office told TPM’s Tierney Sneed that Republicans' options to attempt to stop the legislation from becoming law were limited by the fact that the House was planning to formally adjourn after Thursday's session.
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From a TPM Prime member: "Scott Walker feeds off the fears and hatred that consume the Republican base. His politics are based on divide and conquer, thus generating unbridled animosity from those he attacks. He does not govern by building a consensus, but rather he blames those whom the GOP base fears and hates for taking from Republicans what Republicans believe is theirs. Fair wages and civil rights are only for white religious folks, not for the usurpers who want a living wage for working hard, and not for gays, Latinos or the poor. So yes, Walker is the perfect Republican candidate."
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